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Author Topic: WWII, 50 cal round, made in Bridgeport  (Read 484 times)

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WWII, 50 cal round, made in Bridgeport
« on: March 11, 2018, 01:18:45 PM »

My grandmother used to work at Remington arms in Bridgeport making munitions, during WWII.  She had made an inert 50 cal round as a keepsake...  Headstamp is "r 42", so I assume 1942.  The neck is cracked and it has a very heavy patina.

Just thought it was a cool thing to share

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Re: WWII, 50 cal round, made in Bridgeport
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 04:21:23 PM »
Neat. And family history.
If you want to know what that “42r” marking truly is, contact Steve Carlesco in Guilford. He’s extremely 50 cal knowdlegable. 203-467-8437

Here’s his M45C “quad-50” and M7 trailer he has restored. I’ve checked it out in-person and seeing it actually firing is amazing:

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Re: WWII, 50 cal round, made in Bridgeport
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 05:38:28 PM »
Our man Joel has spent some time in the gunners seat of Steve's rig.  Apparently it's quite an experience.
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Re: WWII, 50 cal round, made in Bridgeport
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 09:01:24 PM »
I was fortunate enough to fire that rig when Steve first got it running.  Steve only had two M2s at the time.  Incredible experience, even with only two guns.  The concusion took my breath away!
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Re: WWII, 50 cal round, made in Bridgeport
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 09:25:53 PM »
I remember that from the Maxim days!
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Re: WWII, 50 cal round, made in Bridgeport
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 03:54:35 PM »
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Our man Joel has spent some time in the gunners seat of Steve's rig.  Apparently it's quite an experience.
It was a cultural experience for sure. I giggled all the way through all 800 rounds.